Central Java is the cultural heartland of Java island, being home to traditional arts and crafts such as batik, gamelan and wayang kulit. The area is well-connected by railway, with many trains from all major destinations in Java calling at Semarang, Solo and Yogyakarta. Each of these cities also has an airport with daily flights from elsewhere in the archipelago.
The province contains Ribus with some of the best viewpoints in Indonesia and hiking is comparatively popular here, especially with Indonesian students. Merbabu, Merapi, Sumbing, Sindoro and Slamet are among the finest hikes in Indonesia. Dieng (Prau) offers a pleasant ridge walk with great views of higher neighbouring mountains. Muria is not well-known outside the local area but is a lovely place to witness sunrise. Both Ungaran and Telomoyo are outlying peaks from the Merbabu massif and moderately interesting in their own right.
A Selection of Photos of Central Java’s Ribus
Map of Central Java’s Ribus
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Statistics and Links to Central Java’s Ribus
|Slamet||3,428 m||3,284 m||Sangat Tinggi||Java|
|Sumbing||3,371 m||2,628 m||Sangat Tinggi||Java|
|Sindoro||3,150 m||1,761 m||Sangat Tinggi||Java|
|Merbabu||3,145 m||2,432 m||Sangat Tinggi||Java|
|Merapi||2,930 m||1,356 m||Tinggi Sedang||Java|
|Dieng (Prau)||2,600m||938 m||Spesial||Java|
|Ungaran||2,050 m||1,320 m||Tinggi Sedang||Java|
|Muria||1,602 m||1,594 m||Kurang Tinggi||Java|